Mt. Carmel reports 48 nurses, pharmacists under review in connection to Husel investigation


GUILTY. ALSO FIRST AT 4– THE REPUBLICAN-LED OHIO SENATE HAS PASSED THE SO-CALLED HEARTBEAT BILL– WHICH WOULD BAN ABORTION ONCE A FETAL HEARTBEAT IS DETECTED. IT IS NOW HEADED TO THE OHIO HOUSE. GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE HAS SAID HE WOULD SIGN THE BILL– WHICH WOULD BE AMONG THE MOST RESTRICTIVE ABORTION MEASURES IN THE COUNTRY. MOUNT CARMEL HEALTH SYSTEM NOW SAYS 48 EMPLOYEES CONNECTED TO THE PAIN MEDICATION OVERDOSE INVESTIGATION HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO STATE LICENSING BOARDS FOR POSSIBLE DISCIPLINARY ACTION. THAT’S MORE THAN DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF NURSES AND PHARMACISTS THAT MOUNT CARMEL PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM PATIENT CARE. SAYS FOUR DOZEN EMPLOYEES HAD A HAND IN THIS SCANDAL AT SOME POINT OVER THE PAST FOUR YEAR… MOUNT CARMEL SAYS 30 OF THE EMPLOYEES REMAIN ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. THE OTHER 18 ARE NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY THE HOSPITAL. AT ISSUE IS THEIR ROLE IN THE MEETING THIS WEEK AND COULD ANNOUNCE PLANS TO DISCIPLINE SOME OF THOSE NURSES AS EARLY AS TOMORROW. THE DISCIPLINE PROCESS TYPICALLY TAKES SIX TO 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE… JIM MCGOVERN,: “IT’S CERTAINLY MAKES IT HARDER TO MAINTAIN YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OR TO GO OUT AND FIND EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE ANY TIME A NURSE IS HIRED OR INTERVIEWS FOR A JOB, THEY’RE GOING TO GO AND LOOK AT THE STATUS OF HER LICENSE..” INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. LOCAL FOR YOU AND LIVE ON THE WEST SIDE, TED HART NBC 4. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ THE